The Sekondi Takoradi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STCCI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Takoradi Technical University to support the human capacity development of young graduates for the job market.
The MoU is also intended to promote and conduct research in business, socio-political development and other interest areas in the Western Region.
Vice Chancellor for the university, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun at the signing of the agreement, stressed that the relation is just right to harness potential between industry and academia.
“We are very happy to sign an MoU with STCCI in the area of promoting and conducting joint research, offer consultancy services to each other where the other party has the capacity, exchange information, documentation and materials where appropriate, to support each other in the area of manpower development.
“Collaborate in improving industrial and career development services, and exchange programs that may for time to time be arranged between the parties, that supports the development of standard and conformance system, that facilitates trade and development. We’ve done work with STCCI and we are here to cement our relationship”he elaborated.
Chairman for STCCI, Mr. Ato Van-Ess is highly optimistic of making great strides with the relations. He noted that the partners have been collaborating in diverse ways years ago, and that the signing of the MoU will strengthen and formalize the relationship.
“We also realised there is a huge gap between industry and academia so we want to work with TTU to come up with programs and models that will prepare the students after school to fit into the industries. We want the industry to come up with their needs so that academia will tailor their curriculum to their needs. Academia is there for industry, and industry is there for academia so if we get to understand each other it will benefit us.
This is an everlasting relationship and as long as the world lives, industry academia should work so it has no time limit,it has to last forever” he noted.
As a show of their commitment to support the university community fight the novel coronavirus, some sanitary items and protective gear were donated to the campus clinic.